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Local Worshipping Communities of BYM and Covid-19

Last updated 3/27/2020 at 3:10pm

Each of Baltimore Yearly Meeting's worshiping communities are encouraged to carefully consider all options during the current pandemic. After reviewing all the information available, the Yearly Meeting encourages all to consider cancelling in-person Meeting for Worship. Please consider the demographic makeup of our communities. Moreover, if everyone practices social distancing, it not only protects the health of those in our communities but supports the public health of the wider community and helps slow the spread of the disease and take pressure off our health care systems.

As we learn of the decisions being made by our communities, we will list them here and update as often as possible. When possible, the status will include a link to a copy of the most current information we have.

District of Columbia Worshiping Communities
Community Status Date of last update
Friends Meeting of Washington Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being provided. (per email from Meeting staff) 3/26/2020

 

Maryland Worshiping Communities
Community Status Date of last update
Adelphi Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship and associated activities canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used. (per note from clerk of Meeting) 03/26/2020
Annapolis Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship is canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used. (per Meeting announcements) 03/21/2020
Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run All activities canceled. Virtual Worship being used 03/20/2020
Bethesda Friends Meeting Closed from 03/13/2020 through 04/13/2020. Friends are asked to worship at home and share messages by email afterwards 03/14/2020
Deer Creek Meeting No information has been received 03/15/2020
Frederick Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used. (per Meeting announcements) 03/21/2020
Gunpowder Friends Meeting All activities canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used. (per April newsletter). 03/25/2020
Homewood Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used. (per email from clerk of Meeting) 03/24/2020
Little Falls Friends Meeting Meeting for worship canceled through end of March. Worship at home with option of participating in online worship 03/16/2020
Patapsco Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used 03/14/2020
Patuxent Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being held (per email sent to Meeting community) 03/20/2020
Pipe Creek Friends Meeting Meeting House open but no formal Meeting for Worship, Friends encouraged to maintain social distance (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Sandy Spring Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship cancelled until further notice. Virtual worship being used 03/12/2020
Takoma Park Preparative Meeting Meeting for Worship to be held. No handshake policy in effect 03/20/2020

 

Pennsylvania Worshiping Communities
Community Status Date of last update
Carlisle Quaker Meeting Meeting for Worship cancelled until further notes (per email from clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Dunnings Creek Friends Meeting Meeting House will be open and social distancing in force for anyone who attends, but Friends are encouraged to worship at home (per phone call with clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Eastland Preparative Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/24/2020
Gettysburg Monthly Meeting No information has been received 03/15/2020
Little Britain Monthly Meeting See information for Eastland Preparative and Penn Hill Preparative 03/15/2020
Menallen Monthly Meeting Meeting for Worship being held, Friends encouraged to maintain safe distances (per email from member of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Nottingham Monthly Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being explored (per message from member of Meeting) 03/27/2020
Penn Hill Preparative Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/24/2020
State College Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Warrington Monthly Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being considered. (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/27/2020
West Branch Monthly Meeting Meeting for Worship cancelled until further notice (per email from clerk of Meeting) 03/23/2020
York Friends Meeting Meeting House open, but no Meeting for Worship through end of March (per phone conversation with Meeting representative) 03/20/2020

 

Virginia Worshiping Communities
Community Status Date of last update
Alexandria Friends Meeting All activities canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used 03/27/2020
Augusta Worship Group Meeting for Worship canceled from 03/15/2020 through 03/29/2020 03/17/2020
Blacksburg Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until at least April 24. Virtual worship being used. 03/27/2020
Charlottesville Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used (per Meeting mid-week notes) 03/25/2020
Fauquier Friends Worship Group Meeting for Worship being held on 03/15/2020. Friends are asked to use appropriate precautions 03/14/2020
Floyd Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship being held with appropriate social distancing. (per email from attender) 03/24/2020
Goose Creek Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used. (per email from clerk of Meeting) 03/26/2020
Herndon Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used. (per email from member of Meeting) 03/25/2020
Hopewell Centre Monthly Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship being used. (per email from member of Meeting) 03/24/2020
Langley Hill Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until end of April. Virtual worship being used (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/27/2020
Lynchburg Indulged Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Virtual worship with Roanoke Friends Meeting being held. (per email from member of Roanoke) 03/24/2020
Mattaponi Friends Meeting No information has been received 03/15/2020
Maury River Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled. Virtual worship at home at usual time, sharing of messages by email afterwards 03/20/2020
Midlothian Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship and all other activities canceled until further notice 03/18/2020
Norfolk Worship Group Meeting for Worship will be held with appropriate distancing in practice 03/21/2020
Richmond Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Meeting House closed to all users until further notice. The Clearing closed through the end of April 03/17/2020
Roanoke Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled through end of March. Virtual worship being offered 03/16/2020
Valley Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice. Friends "worship in place" at home and share messages by email afterwards (per email from newsletter editor) 03/26/2020
Williamsburg Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice, virtual worship being used (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020

 

West Virginia Worshiping Communities
Community Status Date of last update
Buckhannon Preparative Meeting No information has been received 03/15/2020
Monongalia Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled, virtual worship being used (per phone conversation with clerk of Meeting) 03/20/2020
Shepherdstown Friends Meeting Meeting for Worship canceled until further notice 03/19/2020

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